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MIPTV Picks 2015 – Franklin’s Lost Ships

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and a team of explorers set sail on two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, to explore Canada's Northwest Passage. They never returned.
April 1, 2015


Partners: Lion Television, 90th Parallel for Channel 4, PBS ‘Nova’ and the CBC
Length: 1 x 100 minutes
Airing: April, 2015
Rights: Worldwide excl. North America, UK
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and a team of explorers set sail on two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, to explore Canada’s Northwest Passage. They never returned. The search for the wreckage spanned some 150 years, but in early September of 2014, teams from Parks Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society found a wreck that was ultimately verified as the Erebus. Thankfully, for fans of historical and adventure programming, a team from Lion Television joined the expedition for 10 days, and in this international copro, viewers are given a sailor’s-eye view of the proceedings.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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